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During. the week, two actresses, Kemi Afolabi and Seyi Ariyo also known as She Baby, had engaged in a ‘roforofo fight’ over a piece of clothe. Of course, Adekola would have just been an onlooker but both ladies were said to have claimed ‘to be seeing him’ intimately.
She Baby said she had invited Afolabi to star in her movie slated for 10am but the actress did not get to the movie location till 5pm even though she only had three scenes to shoot. Because of her lateness, she had to sleep in a hotel and she insisted that She Baby would foot the bill.
She Baby who was already upset that the actress came to her location late refused to pay the bills, adding that if she had turned up on time, there would have been no need for a hotel accommodation.
For this reason, Afolabi decided to hold on to She Baby’s clothe which she used during the shoot of the movie till she reimbursed her for paying the hotel accommodation. This did not go down well with She Baby and a catfight ensued. Before long, obscene languages were exchanged via blackberry broadcast messages and the actresses began to accuse each other of dating popular actor, Odunlade Adekola.
In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the actor said that he was surprised that his name would be dragged into a matter that does not concern him and warned the actresses to stop using his name for cheap publicity.
He said, “I was shocked and enraged when I read in the news that two married actresses were fighting dirty over me. I don’t know why they would drag my name which I have spent years of hard work to build in the mud just like that. I have no idea why they would even mention my name in the matter and the first thing that came to my mind was to contact my lawyers and sue them for defamation but I decided against it because it would turn into another scandal.
“I am a happily married man with children and I wonder why either of them would make such damaging statement. Nothing like an amorous relationship exists between me and any of them. In fact, I have only had a one-on-one encounter with Seyi Ariyo about two times and I doubt we have seen each other in the industry up to four times. So, where did such claims come from?
They are just using my name for cheap publicity probably to make their movie popular but why would they want to do such at the expense of my family’s happiness? I implore these ladies to stop using my name for cheap publicity and face their craft. If such happens again I may be forced to involve my lawyers in the matter.”
When Saturday Beats reached out to She Baby, she was furious that Adekola threatened to sue her. The actress did not only call his bluff, she denied using his name for publicity stunt.
She said angrily, “I don’t have any reaction to his statement but if he feels he wants to involve his lawyers in the matter, then he should do that. Did I drag his name into the matter? Did I mention his name? I have not granted any interview on this issue and all I have told everyone that has called me about the matter is that the issue has been resolved and I have got my clothe back. What publicity stunt is Adekola talking about? I never mentioned his name; why should I mention his name when he did not appear in the movie. It had absolutely nothing to do with him.”